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June 15, 2022

Beware of fraud targeting seniors

A person claiming to be a lawyer phones a targeted senior with an urgent request. Their grandchild crossed the border and got into legal trouble. They need $5,000 to avoid jail and said please don’t tell mom or dad. The grandparent scam is an old one that’s now making a resurgence across Canada. And there […]

Buy low, sell high—the challenges and opportunities

Buy low, sell high is one of the most famous mantras in investing. It’s the investment ideal, if you could do it regularly and successfully. The trouble is, if you aim to buy low and sell high by trying to time the market, you’ll face conditions that are unpredictable. Challenges of market timing Let’s start […]

Can your risk tolerance change?

Risk tolerance can be described in several ways, but it often comes down to this question: How much of a decline in the value of your investments are you comfortable accepting in exchange for higher potential returns over the longer term? For most people, risk tolerance doesn’t change—at least not until retirement nears. However, certain […]

Managing Financial Life in a Second Marriage

According to Statistics Canada, more than one in four Canadians in a couple is in a second or subsequent marriage or common-law relationship. For most people getting together as a new couple, financial life will change. Here’s a look at several financial and wealth planning matters that may be different the second time around. Yours, […]

Life Decisions and the Financial Factor

How do you make important life decisions? Make and evaluate a list of pros and cons? Discuss the matter with your spouse or a close friend? Trust your intuition? Everyone has their own style, and you might use different methods depending on the issue. Whichever method you use, you’ll probably find that many life decisions, […]